SMUGDESK Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair

Last updated date: August 18, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8

SMUGDESK Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the SMUGDESK SMUGDESK Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair placed 5th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 10, 2020:
Checkout The Best Office Chair for a detailed review of all the top office chairs.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
2,193 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Smugdesk Ergonomic Office Chair is lightweight and mesh backed, with adjustable height, the ability to recline, and a thick sponge seat pad for comfort.
- Bob Vila
The chair’s two main adjustable functions are its tilt tension and height settings, which can be tweaked via the rocking mode knob and gas lift lever, respectively.
- Unbreak Yourself
The product has a well-padded seating area, dual armrest, and a mesh-like back.
- The Double Check
The mesh back support makes sure your back is not missing out on the comfort this chair provides.
- PrimeTopList
Its seating area, on the other hand, boasts of the premium quality high-density thick sponge. This one gives off enough comfort.
- Square Igloo
What experts didn't like
It could really use padded armrests, and its nylon caster wheels might be a little difficult to maneuver on carpet without a plastic chair mat.
- Bob Vila

From The Manufacturer

Open mesh design creates a breathable, well-ventilated backrest. Ergomomic office chair backrest with lumbar support will help you keep in a right position during long time working.

Overall Product Rankings

Duramont Ergonomic Lumbar Support Office Chair
1. Duramont Ergonomic Lumbar Support Office Chair
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
BestOffice Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair
2. BestOffice Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
Furmax Adjustable Ergonomic High Back Office Chair
3. Furmax Adjustable Ergonomic High Back Office Chair
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
Rimiking Modern Twill Adjustable Mid-Back Office Chair
4. Rimiking Modern Twill Adjustable Mid-Back Office Chair
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
SMUGDESK Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair
5. SMUGDESK Ergonomic Lumbar Support Mesh Office Chair
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
Steelcase Ergonomic Leap Fabric Office Chair
7. Steelcase Ergonomic Leap Fabric Office Chair
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Office Chairs

When working long hours at a desk, you’ll need an office chair that supports your back, has a comfortable seat and adjusts to fit your body. Most office chairs allow you to at least adjust the height, come with a swivel seat and have wheels on the base so you can move around.

When considering ergonomics, you’ll want to think about how long you’ll use the chair and any pain points you experience. If you have pain from the neck down to your back,  high-back office chairs can offer extensive support to your body for a long work day. A low- or mid-back office chair can suit more casual-use purposes and still offer some back support.

Keep in mind the chair’s adjustability options so that it fits your body and works for your desk. An adjustable height is a must, and if your chair has an armrest, adjustability in that area can allow for more comfortable typing. You’ll need a chair that can tilt back if you want the option to recline for a quick break.

For the most comfort, consider the material and padding used in the chair. Leather office chairs can come with a lot of thick padding but may offer less breathability than a thinner office chair covered in mesh fabric. However, office chairs with thin seat padding can wear down quickly and leave you sitting uncomfortably.

If you want the ability to easily maneuver around the room in your office chair, choose one with wheels and a pivoting seat. Some chairs have rollerblade-like wheels that move smoothly, while others have caster wheels with a cover to protect your floor. At the same time, make sure that your chair and its wheels are durable enough to support you and endure heavy use.

Don’t forget that an office chair can be stylish, too. While you can find brown, black and gray office chairs that fit in anywhere, chairs in fun colors like pink, green and blue exist, too. You can even find uniquely shaped office chairs that look like a more casual piece of furniture.

DWYM Fun Fact

While they didn’t look like the chairs you see around offices today, people have used work chairs as far back as 1900 BCE. At that time, the ancient Egyptians would use special stools that made it easy to lean forward for work.

During the 1840s, Charles Darwin decided to put wheels on a wooden chair so that he could move around more easily to work with specimens in his experiments. More chairs with wheels came out during that decade to make it easier for workers to move around and reach things.

While such chairs offered functionality, they often lacked comfort. During the 1970s, makers started to focus more on ergonomics so that office chairs would become adjustable, better padded and more practical for long-term use.

The Office Chair Buying Guide

  • If your office gets warm or you sit for long hours, look for a chair covered in a thin, breathable material such as mesh. Thick materials like leather can cause you to sweat in your seat, though some manufacturers offer breathable leather options.
  • When choosing an office chair, look for one that conforms to your back’s curve if you commonly experience back aches or strains.
  • Chair padding will wear down over time, especially in the seat area. You can slow down the process if you find a chair with thick memory foam in the seat.
  • Consider an office chair with a headrest if you want to improve your posture and take some pressure off your back. You can often find chairs with adjustable headrests for your height.
  • Even the most comfortable seat may not work out if it’s not wide or deep enough for you. Generally, tall people should look for larger seats, while shorter people can do well with smaller ones.
  • Before buying an adjustable office chair, make sure that you can easily access the controls on it. Generally, you shouldn’t have to get off the chair to make adjustments. Also, check the instructions so that you know how to adjust the chair properly.
  • Eventually, an office chair will need to be replaced when it breaks or when the padding wears down to the point where you feel uncomfortable. However, you may be able to prolong a chair’s lifespan with the help of a seat cushion.
  • Don’t forget to check an office chair’s weight limit since it can vary widely — even among chairs that look similar. You’ll often find chairs with limits of around 250 pounds. If you need more capacity, look for chairs marketed as “big and tall.”
  • To keep your office chair clean, you can gently vacuum fabric chairs or use a cleaning foam for leather chairs. Gentle soap and water works well for mesh chairs.
  • Read reviews and check instructions before purchasing an office chair to avoid any troubles during assembly.